Hialeah Theatre

799 Palm Avenue,
Hialeah, FL 33010

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Former Hialeah Theatre

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This was Hialeah’s first theatre. It was a neighborhood movie house located at Palm Avenue and East Eighth Street. The theatre apparently had a stage because at one point there were talent contests.

The Hialeah Theatre was the entertainment for the town. It was built circa 1925. It is listed as ‘closed’ in the 1943 and 1945 Film Daily Yearbooks, but reopened later. In 1950 the theatre doubled as an episcopal church. Services were held on Sunday mornings.

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WayBackWhen2008
WayBackWhen2008 on August 10, 2008 at 10:33 am

I remember once seeing a sign when I was a little girl and asking my brother about it and he laughed but never explained what was funny. I had asked him who is “Emmanuelle” and if that was another Kung Fu artist like Bruce Lee. Funny enough we had a neighbor named Emmanuelle (a guy). My brothers used to watch Bruce Lee movies there in the 70’s so you are right they played action movies, of all types, apparently, lol. It is now a church or something like that.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on August 10, 2008 at 3:14 pm

They seemed to have tried everything over the years including Spanish language films, live shows and everything Charles Bronson and Bruce Lee ever made.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 5, 2009 at 4:33 pm

The first mention I found of this theatre in the Miami Herald was in 1934.

Harvey
Harvey on April 11, 2009 at 6:14 am

1981 photo of the Hialeah/Palm Ave here.

AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 17, 2009 at 10:23 pm

Here is an article on the Hialeah when it operated as the Hialeah Art and showed nudie movies.

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Harvey
Harvey on March 12, 2010 at 12:12 am

Found an ad for the Aladdin Twin Cinema that has an address of 799 Palm Avenue. The Hialeah was a twin in its later days?

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on March 12, 2010 at 8:38 am

Interesting find, Harvey. I don’t remember, but apparently it was the case, even if short lived. Opa-Locka was always Aladdin’s historic turf so I guess this was close enough.

sporridge
sporridge on April 29, 2010 at 11:35 pm

A Miami News report on the Hialeah’s 1962 reopening/remodeling, just in time for Christmas:

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AlAlvarez
AlAlvarez on April 30, 2010 at 9:23 am

The 1975 Miami News lists a Windsor Theatre. Does anyone know where that might have been?

jdoc001
jdoc001 on May 17, 2013 at 2:29 am

it eventually was closed down and turned into a church because there really wasnt any people traffic to it, since u had both the essex and circle theaters closeby. also, it was located on the corner of a one-way traffic route.

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